I thought I'd just get a used bike; easy 'nuf, I said and went to newyork.craigslist.org (I'm in CT but close enough to NY to get on the train and pick up a bike easily enough) and checked through the pictures. Doing so let me to shopping.com, epinions.com, some happyherbalist site, not to mention the zillion googles...
Well, it was a kinda informational 3 hrs spent with no success: at least I now know what some benefits of having a steel frame over aluminum might be and what is the difference between hardtail and dual-suspension and what size frame I need (I think)... but I REALLY FREAKING NEED SOME HELP CHOOSING A BIKE!
Has anyone ever had luck with Ebay. I'm not a competitive cyclist and don't need the best. I'm looking to spend between $100 and $200 and used is totally cool. Had thought I'd found some pretty good deals with craigslist and had actually heard of the brands. But what about that stuff they have on Ebay? I guess the unknown stuff is homemade? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...7109683349&rd=1 <-- Like this. What's it all about man?
And what about weird names such as Jeep Grand Cherokee bikes? They actually look nice to me (not that I know anything about bikes) but it seems kinda creepy to buy a bike with a car name. It's cheap though: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...7109634006&rd=1
Well, here's me:
And here's what I think I have it narrowed down to: CHEAP BIKE. And I think steel is better for me? (I'm pretty sensitive to bumps and I like to go off-road somewhat... at least on bumpy roads) And dual-suspension? Comfort is important. Also, a 19" frame?
So many thank yous...